March Against Police Brutality

Oct 22, 2013 7:40 PM

Demonstrators gathered outside of the Shasta County Courthouse today in support of the National Day Against Police Brutality.

This year's event was held to honor Steven Motley, who died earlier this month after stealing a Redding police car and leading officers on a chase.

Motley's mother believes he was the victim of police violence; but not everyone, even at the event, agrees with that.

"You guys need to put a stop to this before we end up with another Oakland, another Stockton, or another Richmond. Please get rid of these people. It could be you next," said Carol Adams, the mother of Steven Motley.

Donald Tonkel was at the event in support of local law enforcement.

"We're out here to show our support. I disagree with them. I disagree with their stance," he said.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation into the death, but Redding police Chief Rob Paoletti has called for patience for all parties involved until the facts are in.


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